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Gabe / on Wed, Nov 2 2011 at 10:15 am

Child’s Play 2011

The Child’s Play 2011 season officially started yesterday! We kicked things off this year with an incredible new website design that should make keeping up with all the different CP events much easier thanks to a new calendar. We’ve also got a brand new map that his been updated with more hospitals for 2011.

We don’t really start talking about Child’s Play here on Penny Arcade until November but it has really grown in to a year round event. Yesterday may have been the official launch but if you look at the main page you’ll see that we have already raised almost half a million dollars this year!

So please take a look at the new site. Check out the calendar and find an event you’d like to support. Or hit the map and pick a hospital to donate to directly. No matter how you choose to support Child’s Play you are helping to improve the lives of kids in hospitals all over the world. The opportunity to sit down a play a video game is sometimes the only bit of normalcy these kids get in their lives. I’ve read the letters and shaken the hands of grateful parents and seen them cry when they talk about all the good you guys are doing. I never cease to be amazed by the incredible generosity of our community.

When gamers give back, it makes a difference.

-Gabe out

**UPDATE**
I just found these numbers and had to share them. You guys are amazing!

Annual totals

2003: $250,000
2004: $310,000
2005: $605,000
2006: $1,024,000
2007: $1,300,000
2008: $1,434,377
2009: $1,780,870
2010: $2,294,317

Running Total: $8,998,564

I went back and found my very first Child’s Play post from 2003. It’s fun to go back and read how it all began.


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